1997 Home/Away Jersey

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Jersey Name
1997 Home/Away Jersey
Year/s Jersey Active
1997
Jersey Type
First Grade Home, First Grade Away
Jersey Supplier
Nike
Main Jersey Sponsor
DB Bitter
Sleeve Sponsor
DB Bitter
Upper Back Sponsor
Players surname
Rarity
Common
Warriors would disband from the ARL and join the News Limited run Super League competition. Super League saw the introduction of a generic design by Nike that would only differ in club colours. There was only one jersey for both home and away fixtures with the only difference being the colour of the shorts and socks. Blue for home and red away.

CHECK THROUGH THE IMAGE GALLERY OF THIS POST TO VIEW THE DIFFERENT TYPES AVAILABLE​

OFFICIAL REPLICA - Nike would have sole rights to jerseys and would be the only suppliers. There were 2 versions sold to the public. One simply had the Super League badge on it while the other had the teams sponsors laminated on as well.

The basic jersey was sold for $119.95. This jersey is the one thats most commonly available. Most dont command the best price these days and can go for as little as $30.

The other jersey which was sold as a players jersey cost $199 back in 97. Quite expensive and its because of this reason you dont see very many around, especially in good condition.

PLAYERS JERSEY - Same as the expensive replica jersey but with the Telstra Cup badge on the right breast.

Also had a number and players surname on the back. All players were issued a number and regardless of what position they played they would wear that number like how basketball players have the one number. European Super League still uses this system.

Below is a list of the Warriors 1997 player numbers.

1. Matthew Ridge
2. Sean Hoppe
3. Tea Ropati
4. Phil Blake
5. Lee Oudenryn
6. Gene Ngamu
7. Stacey Jones
8. Joe Vagana
9. Syd Eru
10. Grant Young
11. Denis Betts
12. Steve Kearney
13. Tony Tuimavave
14. Mark Horo
15. Marc Ellis
16. Brady Malam
17. Bryan Henare
18. Shane Endacott
19. Logan Swann
20. Awen Guttenbeil
21. Paul Staladi
22. Hitro Okesene
23. Anthony Swann
24. Iva Ropati
25. Ben Fahey
26. David Bailey
27. Paul Rauhihi
28. Joe Galuvao
29. Meti Noovao
30. Hare Te Rangi
31. Frank Watene
32. Aaron Whittacker
33. Ricky Henry
34. Phillip Leuluai
35. Charlie Kennedy
36. Jerry Seuseu
37. Glenn Coughlan

These jerseys are rare but do come up form time to time.

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